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Appel Farm Founders Day

September 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Everyone is invited! We are thrilled to gather together friends, families, alumni and community partners to honor our founders’, Albert and Clare Appel, contributions to our beloved Appel Farm! We want to connect with as many of our alumni and friends as possible, from way back in 1960 through the decades to today and also give everyone an opportunity to learn more about Appel Farm’s history and bright future! Please join us for this special celebration and fundraiser. Proceeds from the event and the silent art auction will be used to establish the Albert and Clare Appel Camp Scholarship Fund to memorialize Al and Clare’s legacy.

Guests will enjoy great food, drinks and performers from across Appel Farm’s six decades. A timeline of Appel Farm’s history is being constructed with memories and photos through the years and video testimonials will be shared throughout the afternoon.

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Questions? Get in touch with Jennie Quinn, Associate Director, at 856-358-2472, ext. 2017 or jquinn@appelfarm.org.
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Founders Day Video Project:
To enable alumni who cannot attend Founders Day, as well as the lucky ones who can, to participate in this historic event, we are asking alumni to create a selfie video and send it to us! Please tell us how Appel Farm, Albert, or Clare impacted your life.
Videos will be shared at the event, and with Appel Farm alumni worldwide via the internet!
Please contribute a video of your own!

Specs and Directions:
Maximum length 3 minutes
Record at highest quality video settings on your device
Email your video to Larry Kelly at lkelly@appelfarm.org with the subject, “Founders Day Video.”
Deadline for submission: Monday, July 31, 2017

Video Content:
Please answer the following questions at the beginning of your video:
– Your name?
– Your relationship with Appel Farm? (i.e. camper 1982, 1984; staff member 1990)
– Where do you live and what do you do professionally?

After this intro, feel free to be creative. If you need some ideas of what you might talk about, here are a few ideas!
– Describe your favorite moment at Appel Farm.
– What life lessons did you learn at Appel Farm?
– How did your experiences at Appel Farm shape your view of the world?
– How did your experiences at Appel Farm affect the development of your life?
– Describe a specific memory you have about Albert or Clare Appel.


September 10, 2017
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
457 Shirley Rd
Elmer, NJ 08318 United States
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